I’ve always felt kind of bad that I’m a writer who doesn’t really read nearly as much as he probably should.
I mean, I read articles and posts online, but I don’t think I could even tell you the last time I read an actual book from cover to cover.
At least not one that has more than 32 pages and isn’t mostly pictures! 😉
So I’m trying to change that a little bit here in 2015, first inspired by the post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about hiking the Appalachian Trail because it reminded me of A Walk in the Woods by the great humorist Bill Bryson. That was a fun book and I remember really enjoying it when it was first given to me, circa 2002-ish, so for $6 I picked up a quick copy for my Kindle and the last couple of nights I’ve been trying to get a chapter or two in during times when I’d normally be vegging out in front of the TV in the evenings or before bed.
I don’t really want to set any goals for myself with this new mission, per se, because I really just want it to be fun and relaxing the way reading should be in my mind, but it’d be neat to look back on this a year from now and see what all I managed to go through. I’ve been out of the game for so long, the list of stuff I’d like to read is admittedly pretty big if I really stop and jot them all down, but just as a quick glance for the sake of this post, here’s a few that I’m considering for when I’m done with A Walk in the Woods…
- Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
- Live Right and Find Happiness – Dave Barry (brand new – this just came out today!)
- The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien (I’ve been saying I wanted to re-read this since the new movies came out…)
- Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut (I’ve never read anything by him and I know that’s pretty horrible)
- Ghost in the Wires – Kevin Mitnick
Once I get done with these, maybe I’ll start to solicit some suggestions, but this ought to keep me busy for a while! 🙂